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Man cuffed for testing fruit with bum cheek pre-purchase

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I'lm not sure his buttocks is more dangerous than the pesticide residues splattered all over the fruit skin.

A loss prevention employee

ROTFL

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Apple hands €14.3bn in back taxes to reluctant Ireland

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" the Irish government decided on a policy of a friendly business environment and low corporation tax rate in order to attract multi-national HQs to boost their economy".

It's called 'fiscal dumping'.

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Judge: Georgia's e-vote machines are awful – but go ahead and use them

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"The system sucks, but go with it anyway because rigged elections is what we need".

Does this judge agree that elections are meaningless?

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Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

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Translation

"there is simply no way the government has had time to consider all of those responses in their decision to endorse the bill this morning" = "we don't give a fuck about what people think and we'll screw them anyway"

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First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum

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Re: Feeling old yet?

" I'd occasionally still see DC-3s flying overhead, often on their way in to Stansted, in the early sixties."

I remember as a child seeing passing in the sky a B-17. They were used by the National Geographical Institute to map the country.. The sound was awesome.

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How an augmented reality tourist guide tried to break my balls

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Having traveled by train in UK, I could add:

Note to millenials: there is no reason, either theoretical or historical, to imagine that a privatized rail service would be any better.

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SNCF is the reason why I bought my first car while being a student, not to have to depend weekly on these ugly bastards anymore. Any time I have by force to deal with them they find a way to make the experience unpleasant.

Regarding your tablet, Mr Dabbs made a slight mistake: he had to enroll the lanyard three or four times around the neck: It's part of the "Inquisition AR" app. Because nobody expects the Inquisition.

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FCC boss slams new Californian net neutrality law, brands it illegal

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FCC

Fistfucking Consumers Conscientiously.

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Microsoft pulls plug on IPv6-only Wi-Fi network over borked VPN fears

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"We need to start shaming. Shame! Shame! Shame!"

Ashamed because not using IPv6? ROTFL!

Another guy leaving in a fantasy world.

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Back up a minute: Veeam database config snafu exposed millions of customer records

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Got a mail today:

The exposed database contained non-sensitive marketing records, such as name and email address, and in some instances IP addresses

WTF! These data are sensitive to me, and that's all that matters, they are my data FFS.

Marketing bastards.

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Martian weather has cleared at last: Now NASA's wondering, will Opportunity knock?

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Opportunity and Spirit

... were two extraordinary systems which went far beyond all the expectations. Congrats to the designers, the makers, the operators who all made a fantastic job: what you did is really impressive.

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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Instead of Master / Slave

Would "Dom / sub" be more acceptable?

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Volkswagen faces fresh Dieselgate lawsuit in Germany – report

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When they said...

" If only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen", it was a lie?

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Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job

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What the fuss about Musk smoking a joint ? Are business people shocked because he doesn't sniff cocaine as they do?

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$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

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Mob nation

The new US policies: threats, bullying and machismo - Mafia like.

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Re: 'understand' does NOT mean 'agree with socialists'

"socialism ultimately fails because it runs out of "other people's money"

ROTFL.

US debt is $21.3 trillion. $1.8 trillion is owned by China.

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Pluto is more alive than Mars, huff physicists who are still not over dwarf planet's demotion

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Space nationalism

A bunch of physicists are still fired up over the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) decision to demote Pluto

Pluto being a planet again seems to be an American preoccupation only, maybe because it was discovered by an American astronomer? Plutp's classification seems to be more a question of national pride than a physical consideration.

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Post-silly season blues leave me bereft of autonomous robot limbs

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Welcome back Mr Dabbs, I was missing your weekly chronicle!

Did PIL make any other song? Even if that one is enough for perpetual (~= 50 years) celebrity.

I would suggest another hit from the 80s for your mixtape, a good fit for a gym session:

Patrick Coutin - J'aime regarder les filles

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HTTPS crypto-shame: TV Licensing website pulled offline

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"We take security very seriously "

It's PR BS day, isn't it?

Mr Moore summed it up well: "There really are no words for such ineptitude"

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'World's favorite airline' favorite among hackers: British Airways site, app hacked for two weeks

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"We take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously"

ROTFL,

PR BS makes things look worse, by making people saying it look like buffoons without any credibility.

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No, no, you're all wrong. That's not a Kremlin agent. It's someone with 'inauthentic behavior'

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Festival of Hypocrisy

"social" media and politicians are so much entangled there is virtually no chance the latter will go against the former. All this is a show to make people happy, don't expect any real or important decision coming out of this circus

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Microsoft sharpens its claws to cut Outlook UI excess, snip Ribbon

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"Simplified Ribbon"

What a good idea! We could call it a "toolbar", couldn't we?

Outlook design sucks. As I already said, it was designed by a drunk monkey with a severe mental illness, it was meant to disorientate users and is very successful at it.

Once they have redesign the UI, it would be nice if basic functionalities as searching for a mail were finally working as expected by the users.

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Mikrotik routers pwned en masse, send network data to mysterious box

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"from the relatively obscure SNMP ports 161 and 162"

SNMP, obscure? Muahahahaha

Is there any network supervision system not using SNMP?

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Microsoft takes a pruning axe to Skype's forest of features

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"Skype and Outlook design director Peter Skillman" - There is a design director for Outlook? No kidding!

I thought the design was made by a drunk monkey with a severe mental illness.

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Lyon for speed, San Francisco for money, Amsterdam for fun: the best cities to be a techie

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"electric car charging points" as a criteria?

Utter BS.

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Won’t patch systems? Never run malware scans? Welcome to the US State Department!

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Standalone network

Does that mean this network is physically separated from the rest of the World?

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Golden State passes gold-standard net neutrality bill by 58-17

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California can prove that ISP money can’t defeat real people’s voices

It's a little bit soon to say so. Wait and see.

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Mozilla changes Firefox policy from ‘do not track’ to ‘will not track’

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It's about time

even if plenty of plugins help to keep privacy, it's a good idea FF does it by default, for the many ill-IT-erates.

DNT was just a smokescreen, a ploy of the tracking industry to gain time during which they would continue to track. This time is over

'Opt-out' is a scam, only 'opt-in' protects privacy.

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A decade on, Apple and Google's 30% app store cut looks pretty cheesy

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Re: Cost does not justifiy Value

it's not a choice between 30% or some other cut a different store will charge - it's a choice between 30% or no business.

It's still a choice, and there's another alternative, the one used by Epic.

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Cost does not justifiy Value

what do Google do that justifies a 30% cut?

Why should this 30% cut be justified by something else than people being ready to pay that price?

The value of a service is what people are ready to pay for, it is unrelated to what the service costs to the provider. The link between cost and value is benefit, the higher the better for the provider.

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Detroit sh*t shifter's operating costs waste away with Oracle's cloud

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No need to code your webpage yourself, says Microsoft – draw it and our AI will do the rest

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If MS AI is as efficient as MS Office to produce HTML, one can expect bloated web servers and bad rendering with a browser other than Edge.

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Europe's GDPR, Whois shakeup was supposed to trigger spam tsunami – so, er, where is it?

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" intellectual property lawyers "

Aka "The Lizards".

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If you have to simulate a phishing attack on your org, at least try to get something useful from it

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Simply proving that some people fall for phishing attacks is an empty discovery because that much is known.

In IT circles maybe, but outside of them not that much.

At both sides of the organization, many CxO and many standard users are mostly untouched by information/education on phishing. Pwning them is not an empty discovery for them. Also, it's interesting for IT to have an estimation of the clicky-happy crowd.

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Defense Distributed starts selling gun CAD files amid court drama

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Re: I'll never understand Americans and their fetish for guns

Does the US represent the end-point of civilisation or is it that civilisation has yet to reach it?

The US went directly from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

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Voting machine maker claims vote machine hack-fests a 'green light' for foreign hackers

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Voting machines are nonsense

Every sane democracy should get rid of it. All these companies should be out of business, they are a threat rather than a solution.

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Windows 95 roars once more in the Microsoft round-up

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Win95 roars?

Don't worry, it shouldn't last long.

What's the point, trying to break the BSOD World Record?

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UK getting ready to go it alone on Galileo

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£92m on a feasibility study

That's money well spent.... ROTFL

Going straight from taxpayers' pockets to government's friends.

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Ex-UK comms minister's constituents plagued by wonky broadband over ... wireless radio link?

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If someone says...

... " we'd like to reassure residents that we’re doing all we can to resolve the matter" , don't believe him/her.

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Facebook brings banhammer down on over 650 pro-Iranian 'fake news' accounts

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Re: I don't get it.

Trump's contribution to anti-American feeling in the non-English speaking world is basically recognizing Israel's claim of Jerusalem as their capital.

A very narrow view.

You could add the withdrawal from Climate Agreement, the withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, the contempt shown towards US neighbors and allies, sometimes with insults, the NATO bashing, the start of commercial wars, the proximity shown with dictatorships and populist governments...

Republicans showed they were able to elect somebody more stupid than Bush. The challenge was great, but Republicans succeeded!

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If FaceDeBouc closes 'fake news' pages

Why is the one of Faux News still there?

650 fake news pages down, 156 898 789 to go.

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Everyone screams patch ASAP – but it takes most organizations a month to update their networks

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Do you prefer being burnt at stake or quartered?

Do you prefer to let your network vulnerable if you don't patch ASAP or putting it down with a faulty patch if you do?

Looks like IT is in the following situation: " If the stone falls on the pot, woe to the pot; if the pot falls on the stone, woe to the pot; in either case, woe to the pot"

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If it doesn't need to be connected, don't: Nurse prescribes meds for sickly hospital infosec

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"If it doesn't need to be connected, don't"

A sane attitude, at last! I thought the entire World went crazy about IoShit.

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Big Tech turns saboteur to cripple new California privacy law in private

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"to be interested in the companies’ services in a privacy protective way"

I was missing my daily cup of PR BS till I read this article.

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Butcher by name, Butcher by nature? Capita finds new CFO

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Exciting times

Shake your pants, underlings!

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Security MadLibs: Your IoT electrical outlet can now pwn your smart TV

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Oh yes manipulate my big plug

What's the point to connect this (kind of) plug to the Net, except searching for problems?

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Texas ISP slams music biz for trying to turn it into a 'copyright cop'

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Sympathy for the Devi... Recording Industry

"The dinosaurs will slowly die

And I do believe no one will cry

I'm just fucking glad I'm gonna be

There to watch the fall"

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Now you can tell someone to literally go f--k themselves over the internet: Remote-control mock-cock patent dies

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Patents suck!

and this without connection.

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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It's amazing how States always lack money to help their population through Healthcare or Education but always find resources for their Armies.

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